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Main Sequence Retired Due To Injury
Multiple Gr1 winner and two-time Eclipse Award winner Main Sequence (Aldebaran-Ikat, by Pivotal) has been retired, reports Blood Horse. "Following Main Sequence's poor performance in the United Nations Stakes, a thorough veterinary examination was carried out last week," said Alan Cooper, racing manager for owner Flaxman Holdings. "A tendon tear was discovered and the decision has been taken to retire him. The 2014 Eclipse champion turf male and Eclipse champion older male has given his owners great pleasure throughout his career." Main Sequence was bred and raced by the Niarchos Family, which owns Flaxman Holdings. The 6YO gelding won 9 of his 21 starts for over US$3,428,666 in earnings. Main Sequence, who began his career in the UK winning the Gr3 Derby Trials Stakes at Lingfield before going on to finish runner-up to Camelot in the English Derby at Epsom, thrived when he was transferred to the stable of trainer Graham Motion in 2014 winning four consecutive Gr1 races including the Breeders' Cup Turf.